Jack McNulty, former speechwriter for President Lyndon Johnson and vice president of public relations for General Motors, died Monday, Nov. 11, in Melbourne, Fla. He was 86.
McNulty joined the White House in 1964 as a staff member and was a staff assistant for Johnson from 1966 to 1968.
He became vice president of the GM public relations staff in 1979, and retired from GM in 1990. He lived in Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
McNulty was born June 29, 1927, in New York and graduated from Fordham University in 1949 with B.S. degree in journalism. He was a reporter at the Yonkers Times before entering public relations. He held several public relations positions in the New York area, including director of public relations for the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts from 1957 to 1964.
McNulty began work in the auto industry in 1968 as an executive assistant to the executive vice president in charge of finance. He was coordinator of public affairs for the financial staff in 1976 and became director of communications for GM public relations the following year.